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Guyana: Chief Justice says only recount results can be used to declare elections winner

Citing the recent decisions of the Appeal Court and the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire yesterday upheld the validity of the order issued by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for the national recount from the March 2 polls and said that only those results can be used to make a final declaration.

In dismissing a challenge brought by Misenga Jones to the decision by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairperson Claudette Singh to use the national recount to finalise the results, the Chief Justice specifically underscored that all the grounds of the application had already been litigated during previous challenges from the elections and that their re-litigation was a waste of the court’s time.

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